The March TVKC club meeting at the Pf international circuit once again hosted arguably the best x30 grids so far with nearly 40 drivers in both the the senior and junior class, both bigger than the Rotax grids.
Off the back of our previous months success our hopes were rightly high, and Saturday testing proved to be strong, at times posting fastest times and looking good for the Sunday.
In timed qualifying the senior drivers putting themselves 5th and 7th far enough forward to race for the win, in Juniors 5th and 8th in group was solid and again close enough to the front for a good result.
The Senior Pre Final was fairly un eventful with the drivers ending up where they started with good pace, after discussing through the data some small changes were made to chassis setup and the final was a different story with Ollie Varney storming through to finish 2nd and battling for the lead and Josh Hatton a creditable 4th in his first race for three months.
This also secured Victory in the TVKC Winter championship, “we deserved the Championship but had to come from behind after an engine failure in the first round left us with a non finish, without this we would have won it with a big margin but kept us on our toes, and a credit to the whole team and a great double podium again” Said team Manager Lee Murray.
The juniors not so lucky in the racing good overall pace but seemed to be involved in every incident on track. Leaving a mix of non finishes and battling back up through the pack.
For a Test in Iame X30 or to arrange yourself some race winning support please feel free to get in touch to find out how we could help your racing in 2015.
New Mach1 2015 now available, the Kart that has been taking the Iame X30 grids by storm with Numerous podiums already in 2015. Complete Rolling Chassis only £2495.00 plus Vat.
At the end of the year 2014, Mach1 Kart was able to look back on a successful season and is already working on the continuation of this in the future. In addition to a new chassis called Mach1 FIA5, the Swabians presented a brand-new brake system for the shifterkart classes and numerous detail improvements regarding the attachment parts.
The year 2014 has been a good one for the German chassis manufacturer. The team from Meimsheim was able to impress nationally as well as internationally and celebrated a huge success due to the X30 Shifter overall victory at the X30 International Final in Le Mans. Additionally, they achieved second place at the KZ2 EM-run in Wackersdorf. At the German Shifterkart Championship, the team drove in the forefront as well.
Mach1 Kart wants to grow further next season and is creating the basis for this with the newly homologated chassis FIA5 A01. The model was developed completely new with help of modern computer simulation and has been optimized during numerous test drives. It has got an even better handling than its forerunner – also new are CNC-routed aluminum pedals and lighter cover parts.
After first test drives Martin Hetschel was excited about the performance: “A really great chassis. The kart is even easier to drive and provides a high precision on varying grip conditions.”
With the biggest and probably most competitive grids of X30 that the UK has seen
the MLC Motorsport team had a strong line up in both the junior and senior class.
“We had every confidence in our preparation for this race off the back of our senior
victory the month earlier, but it’s always going to be tough against this type of
competition, it was not you average small club grid so competition would be strong”
35 juniors lined up for timed qualifying and MLC pair Cameron Boedler and Jake
Bowman both only doing two days ever at the track nearly secured a front row lockout
for the team eventually ending on pole position and fourth respectively
In the pre final both juniors were running in the top three from the 34 kart field
unfortunately towards the end of the race Bowman suffered some damage and dropped to
10th with Boedler holding strong for 2nd to start his first ever UK race and first
race at PFI ever on the front row.
In the final Boedler drive away with the lead pack of 5 ending in a great battle in
the last few laps eventually finishing 3rd. Bowman was not so lucky getting caught
in huge crash first lap ending the expected charge back to the front.
In seniors it was not as plain sailing an engine misfire meaning senior driver Ollie
Varney had to make a charge from the back in the final carving through the quality
field to eventually bag a another podium for the team. Making it a double podium for
the MLC team in the best grids so far the UK has seen.
With the growth and success of the team over the last few months a large investment was made into our trackside support facility. This to accompany our recently built race track provides the team, customers, and guests facilities second to none.
Now with the new larger awning, Heated during the colder months, we have the perfect working environment in which to focus on our racing, Including High speed Wifi available for the team.
Race Support and awning Space available at the following tracks and championships in 2015
The MLC team continue to be at the front and July was no exception, some dominating results in various classes
The HKRC meeting at Kimbolton was host the LGM series including the New X30 tour. The team showed front running pace all weekend in both the seniors and junior X30 class. Eventually finishing 3rd in juniors from the strong 25 kart grid, having lead most of the final, Just missing out in a great battle.
This was followed by a great Win in Minimax and from a large and strong grid and fastest lap to top it off.
Two weeks later at Whitlon Mill for the Stars of Whilton Mill Championship, the whole team had blistering pace all weekend, fast enough to take the win in every class the MLC team were represented in.
Again IAME X30 juniors was completely dominated by the MLC team with the Mach1 Kart and Grice Racing Engines power, Winning all of the heats, with fastest laps in them all, winning the final with the fastest lap and breaking the lap record 3 times!!
Also At times posting fastest laps in Iame X30 Senior with a very inexperienced driver eventually ending a great 3rd, showing great progress from the driver and the Mach1 Package being the perfect choice for the new to the UK class.
Junior Rotax again some fastest laps in the 25 kart field, leading the final twice just unfortunately missing out in a great last two lap battle.
Minimax again really fast all weekend never really out of the top 5 pace just incident filled race day deprived the driver and team the result that was rightly deserved.
Tests are available in all classes, and any drivers wanting to test the ultimate X30 package should get in touch.
Over the last few months we have been sourcing and having built and new trackside support lorry, that will help to improve the team efficiency when at the track and also ensure that our equipment can be transport safely and securely.
The Lorry was purchased as a standard box lorry and then converted to our requirements.
The new Truck includes state of the art data station with Wifi internet, and office area that can be used for debriefing during race weekends.
Also improving the teams capacity to transport up to 8 karts and all of the equipment needed to run them.
With the team’s continued success in the new to the UK, Iame X30 class in both junior and senior, we will be supporting the classes at the annual kartmasters event at PFI kart track in August.
MLC are able to offer race support to all drivers to make use of the team’s extensive knowledge of the new class or complete arrive and drive packages where race winning and proven equipment can be provided ensuring you have what is needed to fulfil your potential.
With race wins in the class at national level and club level in both junior and senior classes, plus numerous lap records, MLC offers the right choice for anyone looking to get into the class, with the Mach1 Chassis seeming to be the perfect kart for the Komet tyres.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss the packages available or for any information regarding the X30 Class.
The teams recent success over the winter has continued into the spring with numerous wins trophies and fastest laps.
In the New IAME X30 Class senior driver Josh Hatton continues to set the pace wherever he goes on his Mach1 Chassis. Including winning the LGM Senior race at Larkhall on a track he had never driven until the Saturday morning. Then followed this up with a solid 4th at GYG including a fastest lap, again a track he had only driven 5 year previous in a Mini Max. Proving the Mach1 chassis and X30 engine to be the perfect combination.
Joining Josh is a new team mate, Max Clarke, making the switch from Rotax Max to X30 and in the process testing both his existing Tony Kart EVK and the Mach1 chassis with the X30 and Komet tyres. After trying both Max decided the Mach1 delivered the best performance and traded his Tonykart in for a new white machine. In his first race Max had a brace of fastest laps at Whilton Mill and was in the leading group of three in the final which traded places throughout the race.
Also in IAME X30 is Todd Hatton showing great improvement only a tenth off the leaders pace in his last outing and improving every race. Lewis Kent in Junior X30 had a brace fastest laps at various events, with some bad luck denying him an overdue win.
In Rotax classes the team’s drivers have carried on their great form, especially in Minimax and Junior Rotax.
Numerous fastest laps, race wins and trophies in these classes with some blistering pace from Minimax drivers Rowan Bailey and Samuel Cornwell. at Whilton Mill and Kimbolton meetings.
Huge step forward for Junior Driver Angelo Parodi after a hard few months getting him and his equipment back on track after joining the team a few months ago, a good solid couple of results with front running pace, and podiums are set to follow.
Ryan Gillespie is also back in form with a good 5th last weekend at Kimbolton from a strong 26 kart grid and with speed to finish higher just a puncture in an early heat meant he was left with a lot of ground to make up.
for more information on how the MLC team can help your racing or to arrange a test, in Iame X30 or Rotax please feel free to get in touch.
The MLC team continue to be at the forefront of the IAME X30 races in both junior and senior. Race wins at PFI and Kimbolton, and a brace of fastest laps and lap records.
The Mach1 Chassis proving to be the perfect choice for the class. “its just easy to work with and setup in all conditions, and so easy to drive” said team driver Josh Hatton after run of podiums as well as fastest lap and lap record at PFI last week.
With a run of recent success and the hard work of the team paying off, anyone interested in the IAME X30 class should get in touch for a test.